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Chapel Restored

The newly restored Chapel, funded by a gift from Wometco Enterprises, Inc., is dedicated. Leaded glass windows featuring flowers are installed, as well as pews, a communion table and a pair of Italian brass chandeliers. The decoration was handled by Stanley Ellis, George Downing’s stepson. The drapery at front of Chapel is of Fortuney fabric, red, hand blocked with 24-karat gold overlay, imported from Venice. The marble floor at the back is installed from slabs salvaged from the demolition of Mobile’s Cawthon Hotel. It had served as wainscoting in the lobby. Another piece is installed at the entrance from the collonade within the Bellingrath Home.